WADA approves 2024 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

WADA approves 2024 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

The World Anti-Doping Agency has approved its updated prohibited list for 2024, with the new list coming into effect from 1 January

The list has now been published here ahead of coming into effect at the beginning of 2024 and is applicable to all athletes representing Britain in FIS ski and snowboard events, in line with GB Snowsport’s anti-doping rules.

Ahead of the new 2024 Prohibited List coming into effect, GB Snowsport is recommending that all athletes, coaches, and support personnel familiarise themselves with the major changes, in particular the banning of the pain killer, Tramadol.

Tramadol has been on WADA’s Monitoring Program and data gathered through that program have indicated significant use in sport. Tramadol abuse, with its risk of physical dependence, opiate use disorder and overdoses, is of concern worldwide and has led to it being a controlled drug in many countries. Research studies funded by WADA have also confirmed the potential for tramadol to enhance sports performance.

The full summary of changes for the 2024 Prohibited List is available here: Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. Athletes and all relevant support personnel, including coaches, are also reminded to check repeat prescriptions against the prohibited list on Global Drug Reference Online.

Clean sport is everybody’s responsibility, and it is important that athletes take anti-doping seriously and fully understand the principle of strict liability, that states that athletes are solely responsible for any banned substance that they use, attempt to use, or is found in their system, regardless of how it got there or whether there was any intention to cheat.

For more information on GB Snowsport’s anti-doping rules, see here: GB Snowsport Anti-Doping Rules.

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